I'm learning a lot about aperture by experimenting with different settings. For example, I learned that the numbers are inversely related to the light let in. Little number=lots of light. Big number=less light. I think? Sigh. I feel like everything kind of goes in one ear and out the other. I'm trying really hard to remember it all, but there's just so much. Maybe I need to slow down and work on one thing at a time.
Irregardless, these two photos are horribly overexposed. p.s. I just said "irregardless" which isn't a word. Just making sure you're paying attention. I HATE it when people say irregardless. Ugh.
So now I'm second guessing myself and wondering if I wasn't playing with shutter speed here. But I wasn't, right? Because shutter speed has to do with movement and aperture has to do with how much light is let in/what's blurry or in focus.
I changed the aperture drastically and got the above super dark photo, then changed it back a little bit and found a good compromise. The photo below pretty accurately represents what the road really looked like driving back from Denver.
Here are a few more pictures of Dan, driving past Copper Mountain on our way back to Vail. This is where I learned about the inverse relationship between f-stop number and light in the picture. I tried to turn it up really high to let in more light, and it just kept getting darker. I was oh, so confused. This whole camera thing isn't painting me in a very good light.
The last one finally shows Dan's face, but it's still a little blurry. WHICH I think means I need a faster shutter speed. And as much as I want it to, shutter speed does not mean flash. Don't know why I get those two confused. Maybe because they both make noises? Eesh. I promise I'm smarter than this.